Secondary Bonito Stock
|Makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups|
|Cold water||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Bonito flakes||2 Tablespoon (Or As Required Reserved From Primary Bonito Stock)|
|Kelp||1 Tablespoon (Or As Required Reserved From Primary Bonito Stock)|
1. In a small saucepan, combine water, bonito flakes, and kelp (lightly wipe with damp cloth and make 1/2-inch [1 1/2-cm] cuts with scissors at 1-inch [2 1/2-cm] intervals as in Primary Bonito Stock if using a new piece of kelp).
2. Bring to a soft boil over a medium heat and cook, uncovered, for 4 or 5 minutes.
3. Filter through cheesecloth-lined strainer. Squeeze cheesecloth to release remaining liquid. Use as necessary.